Williamstown, Indiana

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Williamstown, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Williamstown is located in Indiana
Williamstown
Williamstown
Williamstown is located in the US
Williamstown
Williamstown
Coordinates: 39°27′11″N 85°28′09″W / 39.45306°N 85.46917°W / 39.45306; -85.46917Coordinates: 39°27′11″N 85°28′09″W / 39.45306°N 85.46917°W / 39.45306; -85.46917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Decatur, Rush
Township Clinton, Anderson
Elevation[1] 955 ft (291 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47240
FIPS code 18-84446[2]
GNIS feature ID 446089

Williamstown is an unincorporated community in Decatur and Rush counties, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Williamstown was founded in 1830.[4] An old variant name of the community was called Earl City.[5]

A post office was established at Williamstown in 1834, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[6]

Geography[edit]

Williamstown is located at the boundary between Decatur and Rush counties.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Williamstown, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 349. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...laid out this village in September 1830... 
  5. ^ "USGS detail on Williamstown - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  6. ^ "Decatur County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  7. ^ Harding, Lewis Albert (1915). History of Decatur County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 140.